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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1914 ' 1 - ' -r i 'll Arizona Republican's Editorial Page ll' '! The Ariiona Republican Published by ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY. The Only Paper in Arizona Published Every Day In the Year. Only Morning Paper in Phoenix. Dwlght B. Heard President and Manager 'Charles A. Stauffer .Business Manager Garth W. Cate Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear Editor Ira H. 8. Huggett City Editor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office, Corner Second and Adams Streets. Entered at the Postofflce at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter of the Second Class. Address all communications to THE ARIZONA REPUB LICAN, Phoenix, Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office 422 City Editor 433 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Pally, one month, In advance $ .75 Daily, three months, in advance 2.00 Dally, six months, in advance 4.00 Dally, one year, in advance 8.00 Sundays only, by mail ; 2.50 SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1914 Conquering civic wron;: Savina- the state anew hv virtuous lives. R. W. Gilder No Fusion Colonel Roosevelt is not, as many republicans and democrats profess to believe, the progressive party, but by virtue of having been the candidate of that party for the presidency, he is the recognized leader of it. In the same sense, Air. Wilson is the leader of the democratic party. Mr. -Tuft, but for his renunciation of politics and his evident political impossibility, would likewise be the leader of the republican party. Colonel Roosevelt, by vrtue of himself, is more than a perfunctory party leader. He is the foremost citizen of his country, so recognized at home and abroad. He is a world-statesman and the most as tute politician of his age. In all these circumstances, advice coming from this leader, who enjoys the utmost confidence of his party, must command respect and attention. Acting upon his advice, the progressives of New York have decided against a fusion proposition submitted to them by the republicans of that state. If fusion were advisable in New York, it would be advisable anywhere. In New York, the republicans had offered as a fusion candidate for governor Dis trict Attorney Charles S. Whitman, who is of pro gressive tendencies and would be personally accep table to progressives. Doubtless he would be per sonally acceptable to Colonel Roosevelt. But this is not a personal matter in New York or elsewhere. The progressive party could not possibly profit by fusion. A fusion ticket with Whitman at the head of it would probably win, but progressivism in the Empire State would be sacrificed in that triumph. The achievements of the party in the last two years would have been for nothing. If fusion is inadvisable in New York, it must be regarded as unthinkable elsewhere. Nowhere can an excuse be offered for this backward step. The New Regulatory Ordinance We have understood that some objections are being quietly urged against the proposed ordinance regulating the liquor traffic in Phoenix and that a modification of it is being sought. The restaurant and wine-room proprietors are said to be active. The regulations proposed are the same" as those contained in Ordinance No. 6, "which, having been repealed, the commission is left free to re-enact this feature of that ordinance without fear that the ref erendum will be invoked against it. The proposed ordinance does not in any way change the status of the saloons. They will be subject to the same license tax they have paid for years and they will be under the same restrictions as to the hours of closing. The saloons may, there fore, be supposed to be indifferent to the proposed ordinance. They certainly cannot expect to secure easier terms than have been imposed upon them in the past. . ' The restaurant proprietors are chiefly interested in the modification of the ordinance, which we cannot believe the commission will grant even in the small est measure. The terms are already too liberal. The serving of intoxicating liquors by restaurants should be limited to certain fixed hours, and no liquor should be allowed to be served at any time when the saloons are not. allowed to sell it Sunday service or service after midnight defeats the very purpose of the saloon closing regulation. Immeasurably more harm comes from the improperly restricted serving of ' liquors in restaurants and private dining rooms than from the sale of it over the bar of the toughest dive imaginable. Saloons for their own protection do not serve drinks to mi nors. A girl of any age may be served without question in some of the restaurants and private dining rooms of this city. Any modification of the ordinance in respect of the restaurants must meet with the severe disappro ' val of the people of Phoenix, and it would not . be a good thing for the general liquor traffic at a some what critical stage of its existence in this Btate--next fall. The Detective and the Pussyfoot. One reason why the police chiefs of the country, in their national or international convention at Grand Rapids, recently withdrew their favor from William J. Burns, the great detective, is worth pass ing notice. Mr. Burns, they said, talked too much to reporters while working on great cases, in which respect he departed from the pussyfoot methods of detectives from time immemorial. By means of these methods, detectives and police have subjected themselves to ridicule, which has never feazed them or taught them anything. Mr. Burns is the foremost detective in this country and has been singularly successful. He has a re markable no-failure record. He has never fallen down on any great case committed to his charge, nd he has never failed to land any Important crim- inal whom he has followed. His communications to reporters, therefore, have not been harmful to him, and, no doubt, in many cases they have been helpful It is certain that Mr. Burns has never confided any information that would defeat his purpose. The first thing the amateur detective or young police officer learns is mystery and secretiveness, and in the cases of many of them that is all that is ever learned. They so shroud themselves in mys tery that they can see nothing outside of it. They are blindfolded with it. They play a game of blind man's buff, and they are always "it." The tendency of the amateur and the young detective, a tendeno to which many of them yield through a whole career, is to assume, when a crime has been committed, that the criminal is not aware that he has committed it. If a murder or other crime is discovered, the pussy loot, with his head stuck in the sand, thinks that the criminal will not know it unless the newspapers tell him about it. It is the pussyfoot's idea to lie the first informant. The real detective understands that he must have aid. He may only know that a crime has been com mitted. He may have a clue which points in no particular direction. The criminal is under cover. The detective must "flush" him, but he doesn't know where he is hidden. He talks freely to the reporters of half a dozen cities, but he tells them nothing except what the hiding fugitive himself already knows. He sets thousands of eyes to watching, whereas he himself has only two. TJie . information he gives out may breed other useful information. His imperfect clue is developed until it leads some where. Frequently the detective gives out mis leading information which surprises and deceives the fugitive, who is led to make a false move. He breaks cover somewhere, and wherever it may le, he comes within range of some one who is expecting him. We have been comparing the methods of the pussyfoot and the detective only in the pursuit of the individual against whom evidence is already waiting. The most difficult work of the real detec tive is the pursuit of evidence, the making up of the ease. That is something entirely beyond the caliber of the pussyfoot, so there can be no compari son here between him and the detective. The detective in search of evidence of a crime is equally frank with the reporters, and so enlists their aid and the aid of thousands, out of whose contributions he selects what he wants, and it is usually enough. I Whether the Ethiopian will still be the best man in the world within the twenty-four foot square ring, or whether the disgrace of being the best man shall be passed to the white race will be settled at Paris today. It is the opinion of dopesters that there will be no change in the status of the races, and that those who think that prize fighting is worth while will still have to take off their hats to the negro. Frank Moran is the only white man who has had the courage or the foolhardiness to aspire to the heavyweight championship. Others have talked about the ridiculous white championship, which is as mean ingless as a red-headed championship or a snub nosed championship. Some fighters have pretended that they would not fight Johnson because he was not their social equal. But that is regarded, of course, as another, pretext of the coward. When two men get into the prize ring they are social equals, regardless of color. The best man is the one whom the referee does not count out at the end of the game, if he is a fair umpire. One Owl Worth (30 a Year to a Farmer In the current issue of Farm and Fireside appears a little article entitled "The Farmer's Friend," in which interesting facts are set down in regard to the prairie owl. This owl searches for food in the afternoons. By making these afternoon Journeys he is easily distinguished from the other members of the owl family, as they seldom go out until night. The prairie owl, known sometimes as the marsh owl, eats insects, - rabbits, mice, brown squirrels, gophers, and now and then quail, grouse, or water birds. Jlore than 95 per cent, of his food consists of destructive quadrupeds and insect pests. In ap praising the yearly value of a single owl to a farmer it would not be amiss to make it thirty dollars "THE TREATY-MAKING POWER" The View that the reserved powers of the states comprised an independent limitation on national power probably first found expression in the debate on Hamilton's bank project of 1791. Opposed as he was to the bank, Madison pronounced the argu ment fallacious. "Interference with the powers of the states," said he, "was no constitutional criterion of the power of congress. If the power was not given, congress could not exercise it: if given, they might exercise it, although it should interfere with the laws or even the constitutions of the states." Nevertheless, a generation later the same notion was again afoot, though now in a modified form. "It has been- contended," recites Chief Justice Mar shall, in his opinion in Gibbons vs. Ogden (9 Wheat 1, 1824), ""that if a law passed by a state in the ex ercise of its acknowledged sovereignty comes into conflict with a law passed by congress in pursuance of the constitution, they affect the subject and each other like equal and opposing powers." In other words, it was not claimed on this occasion that the national government was under constitutional obli gation not to invade the field occupied by the re served powers of the states, but that whenever it did so the states could use their reserved powers to block it. "But," the chief justice answered, "the framers of our constitution foresaw this state of things and provided for it." Whenever the federal government has acted in the exercise of powers in trusted to it, "in every such case the act of congress or the treaty is supreme, and the laws of the state, though enacted in the exercise of powers not con troverted muM yield to it. - ,;The reserved powers of -the states comprise, loosely speaking the sum total of governmental . powers after the powers granted the national gov ernment by the constitution are counted out. The national government may use only the powers thus granted it, and, as the Tenth Amendment makes clear, has no "inherent powers." Edward S. Corwin In North American Review. POETIC IMITATION , Stranger (after being ruthlessly butchered by rural barber for five minutes) Are you interested in poetry? j Barber (astonished) No, sir. Stranger Indeed, I thought that you might he trying to give an imitation of the "Man With the Hoe." . . ' ' , mmmmnmn i - . . .yn rtn.fqi-ui.n.nnriri LAWYER SAID TO HAVE BEEN PROMISED MILLION IF COLOMBIA GETS BIG GIFT few mS Hannis Taylor. Hannis Taylor, former minister to Spain, v.lio was a member of the Alaskan boundary commission, and who has a reputation as an interna tional lawyer, is said to have been promised $1,000,000 if he succeeds in securing the passage of the proposed treaty giving $25,000,000 to Colombia fur the loss of Panama. Mr. Taylor admits his efforts in behalf of the treaty, but denies that the amount of his fee has been fixed at $1,000,000. The Dying Tree By WALT MASON Ah, it is saddening to see a beautiful and stately tree in process of decay; it took long years to reach its height, and then there fell a deadly blight that ale its heart away. It seems to know it's in the soup, for all its leaves and branches droop, 'tis a despairing thing; and in the zephyr or the gale it seems to moan and sigh and wail, when it should dance and sing. There's nothing nobler than a tree, there's naught that more appeals -to me, and oh, it makes me hot to think such stately thinss must die, because some derned old worm or fly has given it dry rot. And in our towns a million tress are dying of some punk disease imparted in that way; great elms that pleased our pas and mas are crumb ling to the ground because such pests we do not slay. A little hustling out of doors might save the threatened sycamores, the locusts iind the eims; so let us gird our loins today, and siray our friends the trees, and slay the worm that overwhelms. If you would sit supinely by, and see a splendid shade tree die, and never lift a hand, if you would raise no doleful sound, when trees are dying all around, you surely should be canned. KEEP THE BABY COOL (Columbus Dispatch) Now that this hot weather is upon us and every one flocks to the soda fountain for refreshing drinks, or sits in the cool of the electric fan, or dresses thinly to accommodate oneself to existing weather conditions, who thinks of the babies swathed in flannel and with heads bundled in hoods or with heavy stockings on their tiny feet because forsooth they must be "kept warm," poor tots? It was on the train the other day, and the pas sengers were sitting panting for breath even alter the porter had obligingly turned on the fans an.l the wind swept coolingly through the dust-laden air. A woman and a baby entered at one of the few stops; the mother thinly clad, the baby in long silk coat and fuzzy hood, with its face blurred with heat spots. There was a sigh from the passengers as the baby wailed and fretted, fussed and squirmed, until one elderly man across the aisle said: "Madam, couldn't you take the oahy's things off and let it get cool?" "What, and have it take its death of cold. Never." And the fretful wails went on, until finally the woman in self-defense removed the coat, untied the bonnet, laid the baby on the seat and smoothed its frock, and then, wonder of wonders, took off its socks, whereupon there arose such gurgles of de light that the mother herself looked amazed and the elderly man nodded his head as though to say, "1 told you so." The mother leaned across the aisle and said: "Do you know, I never thought of it before she's my first, you know, and they always say 'keep her warm.' Isn't she a dear?" And the people in the Pullman by that time agreed that the gurgling, crowing mite was a dear. ONE USE FOR A DERBY HAT A New York contractor always wears a derby in tunnel work, because it acts as a bumper and protects his head in crowded quarters. A soft hat is little protection when ones head strikes against the timbering of a tunnel. Engineering Record. STURDY FAITH I know I can surrender a known present and an unknown future to a well-known God. William McDowell. Superstitions By GEORGE FITCH Author of "At Good Old Siwash" Superstition is the process of getting frightened at something which isn't. The world is not as scary now as it once was. A thousand years ago a dark day would scare the hardiest sinner into repen tance and the man who could obtain advance infor mation regarding a comet or :in eclipse could sway whole nations by cashing in on their fears. People have become much wiser of Hte and there are now only about 11. W0 general supi rstitions extant. One of the most popular superstitions is Friday. Friilay has a bad name with millions of people who decline to Ret married or begin journeys or launch ships or pay bills on Friday. Thirteen is also a terrible number to the super stitious. Many a man has excused himself from a dinner party of thirteen on the plea of illness be cause he believed that if he stayed one of the party would surely die before the end of the year. This is a very valuable superstition because it leaves more to eat for the remaining twelve. It is also considered very dangerous in Africa, Tahiti, Madagascar and some pnrts of America, to walk under a ladder, to break a mirror, to raise an JiMlNY CIHCKEK puT Down txat UMBRELLA umbrella in a house and to dream of a barking dog three times in succession. Many a man who will drive an automobile around a mile track all day at 1 n -B-re -i -t-i 1W Selling Organizations The producers of the valley have learned the great benefits of selling organizations based on co-operation to dispose of their special crops. We will be glad tv co-operate with these organizat ions in every "reason able way in which we can be of assistance. The Phoenix National Bank You Can Pay a bill without the trouble of making change. Always have a receipt for each and every trans action. Carry on large or small transac tions without the exchange of any cash. Feel that your business operations are on a dignified basis. All this by simply carrying an ac count in our Commercial Depart ment, and paying all bills by check. THE VALLEY BANK "Everybody's Bank." Our paid-up capital and surplus is $165,000 and we have no demand liablities Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18 N. First Ave. We issue Guarantee Title Policies. We prepare Abstracts of Title. We act in all Trust capacities, and give effi cient, continuous, satisfactory service. - ---------- - 'ftvwvwwyyj the rate of 60 miles an hour in great content would shiver with dread if he saw a black cat on the track ahead whereas common sense would compel the cat to do all the shivering. A great many people still adhere to the super stition that to revise the tariff downward produces bad crops. This belief is rapidly dying out how ever. Superstitious people lead sad and anxious lives but are relieved by the knowledge that there is an antidote for every bad sign. For instance, if two firm friends, while walking, pass 'on either side of an obstruction, the words "bread and butter" pro nounced with great reverence will prevent them from quarreling and beating each other up with clu?s. Many people go through life depending hap pily upon the saving power of antidotes for bad omens. Those people whose memories are so bad that they can't remember either the omens or the antidoes are usually not superstitious. Xon-superstitious people often point to the fact that America was discovered on Friday. However, this was extremely unlucky for Mexico, the Buffalo and the Hessian troops in the revolution. FIND BONDS IN GARBAGE CAN Bonds of the Chicago City Railway company f the value of $1600 were recovered from a garbage can at the rear of a lodging house by detectives. The recovery brought happiness to Patrick Conners, 73 years old, who has lived in the South Clark street lodging house district nearly twenty years. Connors went to the police station shortly after 9 o'clock in the morning and reported the loss of the bonds. "They represent all I have in the world," he told Sergt. James McCarthy. "If they're gone, I'm ruined. They disappeared from my room last night." Detectives questioned the lodgers, but none of them knew anything about the bonds. Then they decided to search the garbage can in the alley. The bonds were among the papers. They apparently had been swept out by mistake for waste paper. Chi cago Daily News. THE FACTS "Call me early," said the girlie. "I'm to be the Queen of the May." In the morning she got warning. But she wouldn't leave the hay. DECEITFUL APPEARANCES Minister (calling on inmate of prison) Re member, Mr. Kenney, that stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. Kenney Well, they've got me hypnotized, then; that's all. Dallas News.